Pilot LNG announced that it has awarded the Front-End Engineering & Design (FEED) contract for the Galveston LNG Bunker Port floating LNG unit to Wison Offshore & Marine.
In addition to the FEED award, Pilot disclosed that Wison will also become a minority equity shareholder in Pilot, though further details are not publicly available at this time.
“It was imperative that the company selected to carry out the FEED works for the Galveston LNG Bunker Port have an excellent track record of successfully engineering and executing floating LNG projects,” said Pilot Chief Executive, Jonathan Cook. “Our selection of Wison is in recognition of their unparalleled expertise and commitment to delivering safe, highly competitive floating LNG projects and we are thrilled to welcome Wison as a partner and shareholder in Pilot.”
To further reduce its own impacts, Pilot has chosen to utilize all electric drive turbines powered by electricity sourced 100 percent from Texas renewables, eliminating virtually all operating emissions related to the facility and likely making the GLBP project one of the greenest facilities of its type anywhere in the world.
“Wison is delighted to grow our relationship with Pilot and we look forward to leveraging our significant experience to provide the greatest value to Pilot and its customers,” said Vivian Li, head of Wison Offshore & Marine, North America. “By utilising floating technologies, we are able to provide a solution that can be delivered with unique advantages not available to traditional land-based facilities, as well as significantly reducing the infrastructure’s footprint and its associated impacts,” Li added.
Pilot anticipates taking a Final Investment Decision on the GLBP project in the first half of 2022 and operations beginning in the first half of 2025.